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If you’re on the bench and get an external job offer is it worth giving a 2 week notice? What’s the point? I want to be professional but I also want to get paid until my start date. What should I do?

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Give the notice if you really want to leave. Bench doesn’t mean fired. But if you really want to leave give notice or you’ll never get back in later. You can give notice and if they say you can just leave then ask other company to start earlier

Great advice, I will most likely do this if I get this external offer.

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